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Had my Vertex 4 for little over a month now, haven't had one problem, and with this new firmware, things will only get better. thumb.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post

Even some of the drives you listed has had issues:
Crucial M4 - had the 5000hr on time BSOD bug.
Samsung 830 - had a update bug with firmware CXM02B1Q

To be fair, both of these issues were fixed very quickly, in fact in a matter of days in the case of the Samsung. I'm trying to remember if Crucial's fix had side effects or not, though, I thought I read that it did.
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Link to the firmware? OCZ doesn't have it on their website.
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post #34 of 59
Firmware is up on the website now

http://www.ocztechnology.com/ssd_tools/Vertex_4/
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Originally Posted by mingqi53 View Post

Uhh.. the Vertex 4 doesn't have a sandforce controller.. it uses a Indilinx re-badged Marvell.
After owning generations 1-3 of Vertex SSDs I can say I've never had any issues with any of the drives!

Correct, very well said.

Those that think OCZ is at fault... think again. OCZ was sandforce's biggest client, it was sandforce that did not get their base firmware correctly. Why people think it's OCZs fault? Is because OCZ used to have majority market share of consumer SSD's, thus more drives = more issues = more people spreading hate about it.

Also, it was OCZ that helped sandforce resolve the firmware bug with the SATA power state.

Personally, I had 2 50GB Vertex 2's running in raid-0 with over 4TB of writes to it on each drive, no issues, sold it to a guy. Currently running 2 Agility 3's RAID-0, no issues apart from some stuttering every 4 months or so ( secure erase fixes that ), close to 4TB writes / drive now.

Most drives are built the same, and use the same controller, it's finally now that OCZ is beginning to differentiate themselves from the general consumer SSD market, they actually build the Vertex 4 firmware in house with Indilinx.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by g00s3y View Post

Firmware is up on the website now
http://www.ocztechnology.com/ssd_tools/Vertex_4/

Thanks, just flashed it. If anyone is interested, here is a pic of AS SSD benchmark I just ran with it.

RAID 0 config on 128GB version.

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Originally Posted by SLI_Maniac View Post

Thanks, just flashed it. If anyone is interested, here is a pic of AS SSD benchmark I just ran with it.
RAID 0 config on 128GB version.
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Thanx man I'm gonna add the test to the OP. +REP thumb.gif
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NCIX has a 256GB Vertex 4 for $299 thinking.gif

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I'm ordering a Vertex 4 128gb today, OCZ gets way too much hate. Their ram was great, I still use a PSU by them and I've never had any problems. Haters gonna hate, and I think I'll be getting a great drive tongue.gif

Ignorant biased people will be ignorant biased.

I've built over 60+ systems using more than 80+ SSDs since Vertex 2 (I have the stickers to prove it, lol) and, *knock on wood*, have yet to encounter system stopping issues.
 
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As requested by OP thumb.gif

Vertex 4 128gb 1.4 RC

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As requested by OP thumb.gif
Vertex 4 128gb 1.4 RC
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Thanks to you too biggrin.gif I'm adding this to the OP. REP+
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